Presented on Monday, July 24, 1989 in the Quarry Farm Barn.
Hamlin Hill, Professor of English at Texas A&M University, will speak on "Late Mark Twain: From Bad Philosophy to Worse Literature." Professor Hill is the Center's Distinguished Fellow-in-Residence this summer. During his tenure here, he is the Director of the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for Teachers on "The Heritage of Huckleberry Finn." Professor Hill has lectured throughout the world on Mark Twain as both a Fulbright Lecturer and the 1984-1985 American Scholar-in-Residence of the United States Information Agency. He has served as Chairman of the Senior American LiteratureFulbright Selection Committee and is a past recipient of special awards from the American Humor Studies Association and the American Council of Learned Societies. Professor Hill has edited a number of Mark Twain's works and has authored numerous articles and books incluing the critically acclaimed Mark Twain: God's Fool.